The Poly

24 Church St, Falmouth : 01326 319461
The Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society

What's On Calendar

Have a look at the calendar text here to see what's coming up.

Films // Coming up // The Lighthouse
9 March

The Lighthouse

Dir. Robert Eggers | USA, Canada 2019 | 109 mins | 15

This psychological thriller from Robert Eggers (The Witch) follows the slow descent into madness of two lighthouse keepers (Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson) on a remote New England island at the turn of the 19th century.

Ephraim Winslow (Pattinson) reluctantly arrives on a remote windswept island, where he will undertake work at its lighthouse for four weeks. Greeted by veteran seafarer Tom Wake (Dafoe), the pair quickly establish a volatile dynamic, with the younger man having to undertake back-breaking physical work while Wake alone keeps the beacon in operation. When Winslow learns of the mysterious fate which befell his master's former assistant, his resentment, on top of his sense of fear and paranoia, starts to grow...

Shot in shimmering 35mm black and white with a daringly intense aspect ratio, The Lighthouse is brilliant, original, hallucinatory stuff (and it's also surprisingly funny). 

Critics have lavished five star reviews across the board, as one reviewer put it: "very few films can make you scared and excited at the same time. Just like the lighthouse beam, this is dazzling and dangerous". 

Tickets: £7.75 / £6.00 (inc. Poly Fund)


Check times : Book now


Art Of Rebellion

A collaboration of artists exploring the themes of Environment, Climate change, Rebellion and Human Nature, with...

Find out more

Theatre Nation: Waiting for Godot

For his hilarious, poignant and unforgettable play, Beckett created one of the great comedic double acts in modern...

Find out more


This exhibition showcases new prints, ceramics, glass and paintings from the well-established Falmouth trio of Sue...

Find out more
Contact us:

T: 01326 319461


The Poly, 24 Church Street, Falmouth, TR11 3EG

Social Media:

Keep up to date with The Poly:

Icon Icon Icon

© The Poly - The Poly is the trading name of the Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society Limited, a company limited by guarantee and incorporated in England and Wales with company registration number 03909555 and registered charity number 1081199, with its registered office at 24 Church Street, Falmouth TR11 3EG